Category Archives: 1920s

The Kerala Post

This post was in response to a reader request on tumblr. Its fairly basic and is confined mainly to the 19th and 20th century but does cover some ground. Here goes! Though the “set-mundu” consisting of two pieces of cloth … Continue reading

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The Fashion Illustration Post

Paul Louis de Giafferri’s pochoir prints which cover a number of historical costumes, including India (~1925).   Some are accurate and probably based on photographs of India at the time, some are a bit whimsical and fanciful and European in … Continue reading

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Two Women

The Colours of India: Abanindranath Tagore, Jamuna,1926. [X] Norman Rockwell, Portrait of an Indian art student (1962). [X]

Posted in 1920s, 1960s, 20th century, Art, Bengal, Culture, Early 20th Century, fashion, Indian Dress, Indian fashion, Paintings, Sari, Sari Blouse, sari history, vintage art, vintage fashion, vintage sari | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The SE Asia/East Asia Post

South-East Asia/East Asia 1. Thailand (1905) 2. Cambodia (1928) 3. Laos (1930) 4. Bali (1935) 5. Malaysia (Peranakan) 1930s 6. Indonesia (1940) 7. Vietnam (1930) 8. China (1930s) 9. Korea 10. Japan (1930s). I have spent a fair bit of … Continue reading

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Modern Times

I love all those illustrations back in the day (largely the 20s) that have men terrified of the forthcoming emancipation of women.  More often than not, the women in the illustrations look so nonchalant and cool. Pic 1 from Korea … Continue reading

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The evolution of the modern sari

It’s been difficult for me to update this blog along with tumblr as I am a little hard pressed for time. The only significant thing that I need to update here are a series of posts I am doing on … Continue reading

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The Group Photo Post

Group photographs are great because they give an actual sense of what people wore back in the day. The first pic for example is probably Madras in the 1930s. All the women are in the then modern six-yard sari.  The … Continue reading

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